Full implementation of EU environmental legislation could save the EU economy around €55 billion every year, EU Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella said in Brussels, citing a recent Commission report.

At the Green Week opening in Brussels on 15 May, Vella said, “Europe’s environmental laws are critical to our future. The laws are ambitious, they are up-to-date, and as recent opinion polls clearly show, people like them. But we know they aren’t fully and prop...

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